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W/E 26/03/2017

posted Mar 25, 2017, 2:42 PM by John O'Sullivan

Anniversary Masses in April


Ruan:          Sunday 2nd April 2017 at 10:00 am

          Pat O’Brien      John O’Brien     Hillary O’Brien       Kevin Pyne      Paddy Pyne    Mary Meaney   Christy Meaney      Joe Moloney                                                            Deceased members of the Moloney Family          Michael J Casey      Mary Casey    Deceased members of the Reddan Family

Dysart:        Sunday 2nd April 2017 at 1:00 pm

                    Funeral Mass for PJ Ballinger followed by burial of Ashes    Also remembering Liam Ballinger.


Dysart:        Sunday 9th April 2017 at 7:00 pm

                    Sr Cecilia O’Neill        Nora O’Neill        Cathy O’Neill


Ruan:          Sunday 23rd April 2017 at 10:00 am

                    Janet Nielan


   We pray for the repose of the soul of Tom Carmody, formerly of Ballyogan More, who died during the week.  May he rest in peace.


Weekday Masses:      Ruan:  Monday and Tuesday at 9:30 am.     Dysart:  Wednesday at 9:30am


Eucharistic Adoration:       Ruan:   Wednesdays - Hourly from 3pm to 7pm

                                                       Dysart:  Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm


Lenten Invitation:  Throughout Lent people might like to attend either of the Churches during    Eucharistic Adoration for a short visit to the Blessed Sacrament

Weekly Collections:     Thank you very much for your contributions.

PDF: €986.85                 Baskets: €369.37                     Candles:  €20.41      Bishops Commission:  €15.40         Trócaire:  €60.00                  


Next Baptism Preparation Course: Ruan Community Centre on Saturday 8th April from 11:00 am to 12 Noon.   All people intending to have children baptised must complete the baptismal preparation course before each child is baptised  


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Ruan       Sunday at 10:00 am                                 Dysart     Sunday at 7.00 pm

Reader this week:        Holy Communion Parents      Reader this week:      Edel Bluett

Reader next week:       Anne Foley                                 Reader next week:     Holy Communion Parents

Euch Min this week:      Geraldine Crowe                    Euch Min this week:   Gerry Kelly

Euch Min next week:   Teresa Cullinan                        Euch Min next week:  Tommy Kelly


NET Ministries

Every Wednesday night the Amplified Junior (1st-3rd year) youth group will be meeting in the parish hall from 6-7:30pm.  The Senior (TY-6th year) will be meeting on Fridays from 7-8:30pm.  Please come out and join us.


Youth 2000:   Every Tuesday, at 7pm, there will be a Youth 2000 prayer meeting in the Crusheen parish meeting hall.  Please come out and join us for a time of prayer and tea afterwards. 

Happy Mother's Day

'The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before.

The woman existed, but the mother, never. 

A mother is something absolutely new.'       (Rajneesh)


Trócaire’s Lenten Campaign:  “…whoever honours a mother is like someone amassing a fortune.” Ecclesiasticus, 3:4.  This Mother’s Day we pray for mothers around the world who agonise over their children’s futures in the harshest environments.  We think of Miriam, who appears on this Lent’s Trócaire Box, as she wonders if she will manage to get her little daughter Maria to safety when the next storm hits northern Honduras and floods their home. Read Miriam and Maria’s story at

Lenten Reflections:  A one page reflection on each Sunday Gospel called Hearing, Happening, Hoping can be downloaded from the Killaloe Diocesan website  Weeks one through five are available now.  These reflections were prepared by Jane Mellett, (Dublin), Sr. Marie McNamara and Maureen Kelly (Killaloe), Fr. Séamus O’Connell and Jessie Rogers, (Maynooth)

Second National Collection for the World Meeting of Families 2018:  Pope Francis has personally chosen Dublin to be the host diocese for the World Meeting of Families from 21-26 August 2018.  Planning for this great national and international celebration of faith is well underway.  Hosting this important event requires an enormous amount of planning and funding. In this regard a second national collection will be held on the weekend of 1 and 2 April 2017. Your support for this collection would be greatly appreciated

Old clothes appeal:  Ruan Tidy Towns & Graveyard Group are fundraising to buy new grass cutting equipment.  We are currently looking for bags of clean used clothes, bed linen, curtains, shoes, belts, bags (no duvets or pillows).  The hall will be open daily and bags will be gratefully accepted until Monday 27th March.

National Spring Clean:  A litter pick of Ruan village and surrounds will be held on Wednesday evening 5th April at 7 p.m.   Young and old are welcome to play their part in keeping the village a better place to live.

Tractor Run:  Ruan Tidy Village and Graveyard Maintenance Group are holding a fundraising tractor run on Easter Sunday 16th April.  Tractors/Trucks of all types and vintage vehicles are all welcome. Kiddies tractor run at 12 mid-day, senior run at 12.15.  Sale of wooden garden planters made by local CE scheme also on sale on the day, plus a raffle.   Come along for a great day out.  Cup of tea for all in the hall during the event.

The 38th annual Clare 250 Mile Cycle takes place on the 20th & 21st of May. Taking part in this event gives you an opportunity to nominate someone from your parish who has been diagnosed with cancer to go on our pilgrimage to Lourdes in September.

If you are interested in taking part, please contact 065 6841600 or email

Samaritans Ennis & Clare branch gratefully acknowledge €130.75 collected at the recent church gate collection.

Ruan GAA: 

Executive meeting of Ruan Hurling Club on Thursday March 30th in Ruan Hall at 8 PM.

Lotto Results:  W/E: 19/03/2017:          No’s drawn: 5, 17, 22, 23       No Jackpot Winner:

Five lucky dips: Fidelma Cassidy, Barry Mahoney, Mary Thompkins, Margaret Mullins, Kayla Pilkington.     

Next Week’s Jackpot: €7,200         Team:  Frank Lyons